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Annals of the History of Computing

Issue 3 • Date July-Sept. 1985

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  • About this issue

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 195
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  • How the SAGE Development Began

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 196 - 226
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    Events leading to the adoption of voice telephone lines for air-defense operational messages are described. This process paved the way for the use of operational data lines in the SAGE (Semi-Automatic Ground Environment) system. The paper describes the early considerations leading to the use of a digital computer in SAGE, and how Whirlwind was chosen to be that computer. The context of the develop... View full abstract»

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  • Helmut Hoelzer's Fully Electronic Analog Computer

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 227 - 240
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    A fully electronic general-purpose analog computer was designed by Helmut Hoelzer, a German electrical engineer and remote-controlled guidance specialist. He and an assistant built the device in 1941 in Peenemunde, Germany, where they were working as part of Wernher von Braun's long-range rocket development team. The computer was based on an electronic integrator and differentiator conceived by Ho... View full abstract»

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  • A Course in the History of Computation

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 241 - 244
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    In 1983 the author first gave a third-year college course in the history of computation at the University of Calgary. His article describes the development and evolution of the course, which is intended to show how the process of calculating has been performed throughout history, as well as the people, events, and forces involved in the development of the electronic computer. View full abstract»

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  • Data Processing Digest: Thirty Years Before the Masthead

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 245 - 250
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  • Comments, queries, and debate

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 251 - 252
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  • News and Notices

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 253 - 255
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  • Self-Study Questions & Answers

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 255 - 258
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  • Anecdotes

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 256
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  • Reviews

    Publication Year: 1985 , Page(s): 258 - 277
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Aims & Scope

From the analytical engine to the supercomputer, from Pascal to von Neumann, from punched cards to CD-ROMs -- Annals of the History of Computing covers the breadth of computer history.

 

This Periodical ceased publication in 1991. The current retitled publication is IEEE Annals of the History of Computing.

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